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Resilience in the corona crisis—strongest where workers enjoy collective power

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Oliver Roethig’s opinion piece in Social Europe, entitled Resilience in the corona crisis—strongest where workers enjoy collective power, explores the relationship between workers’ collective bargaining rights and resilience to the Covid-19 crisis.   Click here to read the full article.   A revealing pattern of resilience to the #COVID2019 pandemic is emerging. ????️ we are…

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Minimum Wage: EU in danger of missing the point

Tuesday 14 January 2020

President von der Leyen’s and Commissioner Schmit’s position on a fair and decent wage for all and the importance of collective bargaining is spot on. The consultation document by the Commission, however, is disappointing and in danger of missing the point. Von der Leyen’s and Schmit’s goal for this initiative is ensuring that every worker…

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Castorama/Poland must stop union-busting!

Friday 6 December 2019

Castorama/Poland dismissed 10 trade union activists. NSZZ “Solidarnosc” Commerce and UNI Commerce are fighting back for the re-instatement of dismissed workers and respect for trade union rights. Castorama – owned by British multinational Kingfisher – has operated in Poland since 1997. The company has 80 stores in 60 Polish cities and employs around 12,000 workers. An affiliate…

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